“God is with You”

Mother’s Day – 10.05.2020

Praying for you my friends as you celebrate this Mothers Day 10th May 2020!

Despite these uncertain times we are living in, we know that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. We can hold on to God’s promises.

God is Sovereign in His authority to bring good out of every crisis we go through in life. “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

God is thinking of you, “How precious also are your thoughts to me O, God! How great is the sum of them.” (Psalm 139:17) WOW! that is God speaking to you!

God knows you by name – “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” (Isaiah 43:1). That powerful promise confirms that God knows your name!

God will use times of darkness and emptiness to reveal to you who He is – “God has marked out appointed times in history… (eg Corona Virus) so that people would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him though He is not far from anyone of us.” (Acts 17:27) So reach out! You are not alone!

He will use others to bring you comfort and hope. “Come to me all who are weary and burdened. And I will give you rest.” (Matthew 7:28).

I will leave you with this Scripture that pretty much sums up the heart of this encouragement:

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future nor any powers. Neither height future nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:35,37-39)

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” In Jesus Name, Amen.

Love and blessings

The Power Of Inspiration

Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is who says to you, Give me a drink, you would have asked Him He would have given you living water.” ~John 4:10

I love the story of ‘The woman at the well’ (John 4:1-26) because Jesus showed that his mission was to all people not just the Jews.

Jesus came to a city of Samaria, which is called Sycha…Jacob’s well was there. Being wearied from his journey, Jesus sat by the well and a woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” The woman was shocked and asked why Jesus a Jew was asking her for water because the Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is who says to you, Give me a drink, you would have asked Him He would have given you living water.” (v.5-10)

During this lengthy conversation, we find out that the woman knows the history of her people and mentioned her ties to Jacob. But Jesus went past her head knowledge and beliefs and went straight into her soul, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is who says to you, Give me a drink, you would have asked Him He would have given you living water.” (v.10) The woman was shocked when Jesus revealed to her about her five husbands and that the one she was living with was not her husband. The woman knew then that this was no ordinary man!

As the world faces uncertain times, I believe this story resonates with a lot of people who are facing the devastating effect of losing their dreams, jobs, business closing, careers, death of loved ones, financial losses, sickness and more. It’s a scary place to be!

The question is, What well are you drinking from? The Samaritan woman was at a very low point in her life and there she was, sneaking to the well to get water at a hot time of the-day to avoid being scorned and ridiculed by the other women in the village.

When Jesus offered her living water, she took Him at his word and said to him, “Sir, give me this water that I may not thirst nor come here to draw.” (v.15). Her sins, brokenness and sadness were washed in the living water. This was the day that changed the woman’s life forever!

Jesus had that natural ability to take what was in Him and share it with the woman heart to heart. That is truly inspirational!

At the end of this story, John tells us that “many Samaritans believed in Jesus because of the woman’s testimony and, “…many more believed because of Jesus’ own word.”

Jesus waits at the well…”

Prayer:

“O God, you are my God; early will I seek You. My soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.” ~Psalm 63:1

In Jesus Name, Amen

God bless you!